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Definition of "duet" []

  • Music A composition for two voices or two instruments. (noun)
  • Music A group of two singers or two instrumentalists. (noun)
  • A pair. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "duet" in a sentence
  • "Billy, when the dismal thing had dragged its way through the final note, sat "down front," crying softly in the semi-darkness while she was waiting for Alice Greggory to "run it through just once more" with a pair of tired-faced, fluffy-skirted fairies who could _not_ learn that a duet meant a _duet_ -- not two solos, independently hurried or retarded as one's fancy for the moment dictated."
  • "And this added the attitude on this record, where the musicians and definitely with T-Bone's kind of left-the-field production was something that shouldn't even intimate the normal reading of the term duet, because it's just - these are adventures, really."
  • "I think the term duet kind of intimates established singers who've kind of ran out of ideas and they take songs and they get together and make them into some kind of sugarcoated moment."